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Independence Day Singing

Lakeview Lodge, Camp Lee, Anniston, Alabama

Monday, July 4, 2016

The annual Independence Day Singing was held at Lakeview Lodge, Camp Lee, Anniston, Alabama. The class was called to order by Rene Greene and Samuel Sommers leading 32t. Elder Jesse Roberts offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Rene Greene; Vice Chairman—Samuel Sommers; Secretary—Judy Caudle; Arranging Committee—Pam Nunn and Angela Myers.

Leaders: Samuel Sommers and Rene Greene 52t; Judy Caudle 192 (in memory of LaRue Allen); Pam Nunn 186 (in memory of Jeff Sheppard); Angela Myers 101t; Darrell Swarens 36b; Oscar McGuire 34b; Paula Oliver 270; Robert Chambless 84; Marilyn Bradley 85; Jesse Roberts 329; Teresa Saylors and David Saylors 209; Kate Fine 556; Lisa Bennett 137; B.M. Smith 475; Kate Fortin 230; Peter Trumbore 30t; Judy Chambless 318; Samuel Williams 269; Laurie Dempsey 155; David Brodeur 75; Judy Mincey 367; Winfred Kerr 146; Esther Williams 61.


The class was called back to order by Rene Greene and Samuel Sommers leading 217. Leaders: David Smead 26; Martha Beverly 464 (in memory of Jeff and Shelbie Sheppard); Jairus Schultz 496; Gideon Lloyd 354b; Cora Wareh 71; Theophilus Schultz 178; Sierra Saylors and Tullaia Powell 300; Jubal Schultz 565; Ezra Lloyd 68b; Faiz Wareh 353; Isaac Lloyd 31t; Eli Hinton 99; Jesse P. Karlsberg 103; Virginia Eldridge 224; Anna Hinton 40; Daniel Whelan 107; John Plunkett 161; Bridgett Hill Kennedy and Aaron Rocket 276; David Ivey 394; Jeannette DePoy 213t; Annaliza Cull 504. Samuel Sommers asked a blessing before the noon meal.


The afternoon session began with Samuel Sommers leading 319. Leaders: Daniel Williams 528; Reba Windom 436 (in memory of Jeff and Shelbie Sheppard); Andy Ditzler 326; Erica Hinton and Matt Hinton 204; Tommy Schultz 497; Cecilia Kramer 430; Ben Fink 438; Natalie Sims 455; Tarik Wareh 110; Corinne Ducey 275b; Shawn Whelan 56b; Keillor Mose 482 (for Brooke); Lela Crowder 145t; Jesse Vear 498; Becky Wright 506; Nicholas Thompson 216; Ruth Wampler 268; Joel Bassett 132; James Eldridge 419; Sarah Trumbore 37b; Jesse Flynn 335; Lauren Bock 336; Sam Kleinman 377; Ivy Hauser 474; Philippe Doyle 378b; Campbell Longworth 198; Katherine Eldridge 95; Micah John Walter 454; Asa Horvitz 76b; Gedney Barclay 167; Daniel Bearden 398; Traci Naylor 182; Sasha Hsuczyk 208; Alex Forsyth 36t; Rachel Hall 447; Zilpha Cornett and Susan Cherones 408; Aldo Ceresa 156; Rene Greene, Samuel Sommers, and Pam Nunn 112 (in memory of Daniel Sommers).

Rene Greene and Samuel Sommers led 56t as the closing song. Elder Jesse Roberts dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Rene Greene; Vice Chairman—Samuel Sommers; Secretary—Judy Caudle